mozilla spellchecker directory structure problem

Larry Lawrence larry at
Mon Sep 23 16:52:44 PDT 2002

Gabe Munoz wrote:

> Hello,
> I just finished building mozilla-1.1 from blfs-cvs-20020922 and I
> only encountered a single problem with the directory structure of
> the spellchecker that I downloaded from the LFS ftp site. After
> following the books directions I received the following error:
> make[3]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/mozilla/xpinstall/wizard/unix/src2'
> make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/mozilla/xpinstall'
> make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/mozilla/l10n'
> make[3]: Entering directory `/usr/src/mozilla/l10n/langpacks'
> make[3]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/mozilla/l10n/langpacks'
> make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/mozilla/l10n'
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/mozilla'
> make tier_94
> make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/mozilla'
> tier_94: extensions
> make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/mozilla/extensions'
> make[2]: *** No rule to make target `spellcheck/', needed by
> `spellcheck/Makefile'.  Stop. make[2]: Leaving directory
> `/usr/src/mozilla/extensions' make[1]: *** [tier_94] Error 2
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/mozilla'
> make: *** [default] Error 2
> This told me that the instructions could not find the
> `spellcheck/' file. I noticed that the spellchecker
> package from the LFS site created a directory of the following:
> <mozilla_source_dir>/extensions/spellchecker/spellcheck/
> Notice the directory that needs to be immediately within the
> extensions directory is `spellcheck/'. This directory contains
> all of the spellchecker source files; however, the mozilla build won't
> find it with the existing directory structure. So, to fix this
> we simply need to move the `spellcheck/' directory to the follwing
> location: <moz_source_dir>/extensions/
> Has anyone else noticed this, has this been fixed already???
> If not someone should verify this (I could be wrong I guess!) and
> fix it, if it needs fixing.
> I posted this to blfs-dev because I don't need help with the problem,
> because I got mozilla to build by fixing the directory structre.
> I figured someone else might have the same problem.
> -Gabe Munoz

Although I have not personally tested the new instructions, Tushar has known 
about this error.

The changes were posted today and will publish tomarrow.

I personally want to thank you for your report.  It was very well written.  

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